College-Approved Electives
A minimum of 6 college-approved electives are required for the BPH.

PHHP-Approved Electives

HSC 4930 Special Topics

Special topics in health science and public health. These courses include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Climate change and environmental health for the 99.99% (Fall – blended)
  • Global Health Disparities and Disability (Summer A and Fall – online)
  • Fundamentals of Health Literacy (Summer B- in person)

HSC 4507 Environmental Toxicology Applications in Public Health (Fall)

Environmental toxicology examines exposure to chemical, biological, and physical agents and associated health effects in humans and wildlife. The course covers environmental fate of chemicals, routes of exposure, mechanisms of toxicity, and approaches that are commonly used by public health officials when dealing with toxicants. (Option for this course in person or online. Online students must be present via ZOOM conferencing a few weeks out of the semester.)

RCS 4451 Rehabilitation Aspects of Substance Abuse (Spring)

Rehabilitation counseling implications of alcohol and drug use in society and the work place. Emphasis on detection, treatment and follow-up services for individuals in the rehabilitation process. (Credits: 3)

HSA 4191 Health Informatics & Emerging Healthcare Technologies (Spring)

Provides a fundamental understanding health informatics, healthcare information systems, and emerging healthcare technologies, starting with the core informatics competencies and the foundation of knowledge model.(Credits: 3)

CLP 4134 Introduction to Clinical Child / Pediatric Psychology (Fall)

Survey and exploration of the science and practice of clinical child/pediatric psychology, including application of clinical science to problems faced by children and their families. Course also emphasizes assessment and intervention methodologies related to child behavior and health. (Credits: 3)

CLP 4302 Introduction to Clinical Psychology (Fall)

Survey and exploration of contemporary roles of clinical psychologists. Course also emphasizes the integration of science and practice when solving problems of individuals, families and groups. (Credits: 3)

CLP 4314 Introduction to Health Psychology (Spring)

Survey and exploration of the science and practice of clinical health psychology. Course also emphasizes application of the biopsychosocial model of health and illness to health promotion, disease prevention and the treatment and rehabilitation of existing illness and disability. (Credits: 3)

HSC 3801 Clinical Observation / Health Care Volunteer Work

Learn about a specific health care field or gain knowledge about specific patient or client populations through direct observation and/or hands-on assistance. (Credits: 1 to 4)

HSC 4905 Individual Study

Supervised program of study to investigate problems significant to health professions. (Credits: 1 to 4)

HSC 4910 Supervised Research Experience

Supervised research in health education. (Credits: 1 to 3)

HSC 4969 Honors Seminar in the Health Professions

Philosophy and implementation of scientific work, including an introduction to faculty research. Provides the opportunity to explore and discuss potential honors thesis topics. (Credits: 1 to 3)

HSC 4970 Public Health and Health Professions Senior Honors Thesis

Special project leading to the distinction of magna or summa cum laude at graduation. The project can be any creative work that focuses on a specific topic or issue in the health professions. The student develops an outline of the special project prior to project initiation and produces a final paper at project completion. The paper must be approved by the program and dean’s office for the student to graduate magna or summa cum laude. (Credits: 1 to 6)